Skillet Donut Stout
Burial Beer Co.

Skillet Donut StoutSkillet Donut Stout
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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #21
Ranked #2,640
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Apr 29, 2023
Jul 14, 2013
Skillet Donut StoutSkillet Donut Stout
Notes: Formerly Skillet Oatmeal Doughnut Stout
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Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Apr 06, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A Tavour Treat. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is black coffee and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate and caramel. Starts sweet and finishes with minimum bitterness.
Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 16, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Samnem from Georgia

Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 4.7 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by cdarezz

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours jet black. Aroma isn't as strong as expected. Yes, there some coffee but it's not particularly strong. Taste is much more intense & complex -- chocolate, coffee, bitter sweetness, roastiness & hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel way too thin for me. Decent oatmeal stout.
Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
What a fantastic stout. It’s like Dunkin Donuts and coffee in a can. Rich coffee smell, an onyx black color and a cocoa flavor. Gets better every time I have it.
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.93 by DrBass from Maryland

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a single from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 6-28-21 for $6.00. Canned 21MAY2021, consumed 8-26-21.

Beer poured black with a nice off white head with the original pour.

Nose is very nice, fresh heavy roasted coffee dominates and provides the hook for what is to come.

Taste is a decent sized chocolate malt and oat base infused with some heavily roasted beans and lactose. Finishes with the heavy roasted coffee and generous hopping that is more bitter than expected for the style; 9/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall one of the better coffee stouts i have had since relocating to WNC!
Aug 26, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 13, 2021
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a 16 ounce can in a snifter. Shared by a friend.

A black brew with a burgundy highlight. No head and minimal lacing, a nice lasting mocha ring.

Smells like a favorite cafe with fresh baked pastries and freshly ground coffee.

Rich roasted coffee and intense dark cocoa. Cake doughnut. Molasses. Sweet.

Smooth medium body. Lactose is obvious. Oats provide a chewy base.

Surprisingly good. Definitely a dessert or after dinner brew for sharing.
Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by J-legend-K from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 12/30/2020

A: black as can be with a finger or two of healthy tan head

S: intense coffee with sugar

T: may be good marketing, but all I taste is dark chocolate covered donut soaked in cold brew coffee. Heavy, luscious sweetness slammed with coffee and bittersweet cocoa and a dusting of sugar. Sweet coffee lingers on the palate. Intensely balanced

MF: creamy and on the heavier side of medium bodied. Sip is lightened by the carbonation to reveal the sweet doughy goodness without being sticky.

Overall: Wow! An incredible intersection of sweet/creamy and roasted coffee.
Feb 25, 2021
Rated: 4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by MGibbons from Maryland

Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by The_Snow_Bird from Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is probably the best stout I’ve had from NC so far! Pours dark with a finger and a half head. Smells of dark chocolate and sweet coffee. Has a mocha coffee taste.
Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by Ajtucker350 from Massachusetts

Jan 20, 2021
Rated: 4.73 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Burial and it was listed as Skilletcream (may be the cream donut version). Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma has notes of roasted malts, albeit minor, along with some vanilla beans. Smooth, sweet, slightly sticky, had a vanilla sweetness that was bordering cloying but hit my sweet tooth just fine. Finished easy, hidden ABV, easy to drink and this version seems to mostly vanilla with hints of roasted coffee and the slightest hint of cocoa.
Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown with two fingers of beige head.

Smells of coffee and toasted malt, chocolate, and cocoa.

The taste follows the nose.

It has a very smooth body light and moderate carbonation.

I got this in Waynesville North Carolina and I’m drinking it and run in California July 17, 2020.
Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - Pours an opaque black with a light tan fluffy 1-2 finger head with bubbles of varying size.
Smell - Roasted malt, molasses, and coffee are prominent on the nose listed in descending order by intensity.
Taste - The aroma precedes the flavor almost perfectly. The molasses flavor hits me first and blends perfectly with the big roasted malt. Coffee comes in on the finish, but does not overwhelm the way that it can be prone to do. It should be noted that with a strong molasses notes, this is not an overly sweet beer.
Feel - Medium body on the palate, it is a smooth drinker. Lactose gives it a little extra body. Easy drinking.
Overall - I immediately assumed that a donut stout would be a sweet and thick brew. I was pleasantly surprised that this is actually a well balanced and easy drinking stout. It provides big flavor without having to tread into imperial territory. I don't know that I get a true donut flavor, but Skillet Donut Stout is a beautiful breakfast stout.
Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 5/15/20

Pours a dense jet-black body sporting a firm, frothy finger and a half of tan foam; decent head retention yields a minimal, spotty cap, thin collar, and a light spatter if webby lacing around the glass.

Aroma opens with a robust, hearty dose of freshly roasted coffee of over time tinged with vanilla cream; invites notes of dark chocolates and oakier tones of vanilla oast the middle, with slight impressions of blueberry and mixed dark berries on the back end; incredibly coffee-forward, though it accomplishes this note well.

Taste brings out a roasty malted char upfront into semi-bitter fresh coffee/coffee grounds; cacao is a sporadic presence in the backdrop, softening to milk chocolate tones over time; a touch of oatmeal rounds over the mid-palate while molasses integrates seamlessly as the beer warms; a weighty roast returns on the back end of the palate, easing into a char on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lighter carbonation fluffing up on the palate occasionally; sufficiently silky mid-palate fades into a drying, thinner finish with a mild, roasty acidity and a pleasant, bittering char.

The coffee shines through in spades here, ultimately dominating atop a steady roast and soft oatmeal presence; largely one-dimensional and periodically faltering along the palate, this is only at most an enjoyable coffee-forward stout that struggles to become much more.
May 31, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
coffee for dayss on this one - bold and roasty notes of freshly ground coffee, slightly bitter, mellow hint of some blueberry. there is caramel, brown sugar, burnt malts, oatmeal.
Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by jimmybram from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 16 oz can into a pint glass

Note: I am a bit biased with this beer. Holds a special place in my heart.

A: Half-inch pale white head. Like a marshmallow. Thin, brown ale style appearance. Like coffee.
S: Strong chocolate, coffee, gingerbread. Smells decadent and sweet.
T: Cocoa nibs and coffee with some nutmeg. Really straightforward flavors and tasty. Not overly sweet though, which is nice.
M: Light but smooth. Tiny bubbles make this drink flattish. Easy drinking for a stout.
O: One of my all time favorites. Always get it when they have it and I'm around. The smell and taste always make me smile. Not overly flashy (i.e. barrel aged, etc) but it is exceptional beer. Great for cold weather.
Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2020
Rated: 4 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2020
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thank you Steban for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- Back with a three finger mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, roasted malts, some molasses, mild fruitiness.

T- Roasted coffee, some caramel malts, molasses, nice mild fruitiness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty coffee stout, reminds me in a nice cold brew coffee.
Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by wescamp29 from Georgia

Jan 26, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jan 26, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by sd123 from Georgia

Jan 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Jul 22, 2019
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